September 13, 2012

Research Roundup: What we’re reading this week

Communications Officer

In this regular feature on Breakthroughs, we highlight some of the most interesting reads in global health research from the past week.

Cipla and the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative recently announced that their malaria drug has been prequalified by the World Health Organization, an important step toward its roll-out across Asia.

A new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation provides a comprehensive look at the Department of Defense's role in global health, including the department’s research and product development efforts.

The US Food and Drug Administration has awarded GHTC member Aeras a grant worth $299,525 to spur the development of new vaccines against tuberculosis.

A new study finds that the way medical research is funded in the United States has been vastly altered over the last 20 years by advocates asking that research be focused on particular diseases.

A widespread vaccination campaign to protect 50 million people against meningitis with a new vaccine has been launched in seven African countries, health officials said Thursday.